The 2018 Griffin Poetry Prize Anthology

The 2018 Griffin Poetry Prize Anthology

A Selection of the Shortlist

Edited by: Williams, Ian
Edited by: Howe, Sarah
Edited by: Lerner, Ben

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The highly anticipated annual anthology of the best Canadian and international poetry, edited by Ian Williams, Scotiabank Giller Prize winner Griffin Poetry Prize finalist.

Each year, the best books of poetry published in English internationally and in Canada are honoured with the Griffin Poetry Prize, one of the world’s most prestigious and richest literary awards. Since 2001 this annual prize has tremendously spurred interest in and recognition of poetry, focusing worldwide attention on the formidable talent of poets writing in English and works in translation. Each year, the Griffin Poetry Prize Anthology features the work of the extraordinary poets shortlisted for the awards and introduces us to some of the finest poems in their collections.

The highly anticipated annual anthology of the best Canadian and international poetry, edited by Ian Williams, Scotiabank Giller Prize winner Griffin Poetry Prize finalist.

Each year, the best books of poetry published in English internationally and in Canada are honoured with the Griffin Poetry Prize, one of the world’s most prestigious and richest literary awards. Since 2001 this annual prize has tremendously spurred interest in and recognition of poetry, focusing worldwide attention on the formidable talent of poets writing in English and works in translation. Each year, the Griffin Poetry Prize Anthology features the work of the extraordinary poets shortlisted for the awards and introduces us to some of the finest poems in their collections.

Published By House of Anansi Press Inc — Jun 5, 2018
Specifications 120 pages | 5.5 in x 8.5 in
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Commended, A CBC Book of the Year, 2018

“The Griffin Poetry Prize is a rich tribute to an art form largely and stupidly ignored by the public . . . an annual report on the state of the poetry nation.” —Globe and Mail

“The world’s premier international poetry prize.” —Maclean’s

“Already of the first calibre — a great shortlist, great judges, great trustees, great intent.” —National Post

“The Olympics of poetry.” —Toronto Life


“I am very pleased to have been able to help with the inception of this important prize. Poetry is at the heart of language; it’s good to see it given the recognition it deserves.” —Atwood Margaret